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Fibroblast growth factor 1 gene and hypertension - From the quantitative trait locus to positional analysis

Maciej Tomaszewski, Fadi J Charchar, Mark D Lynch, Sandosh Padmanabhan, William YS Wang, William H Miller, Wladyslaw Grzeszczak, Christine Maric, Ewa Zukowska-Szczechowska, Anna F Dominiczak



BACKGROUND: The distal portion of the long arm of chromosome 5 is linked to hypertension and contains functional candidate blood pressure-regulating genes. METHODS AND RESULTS: Tightening the grid of microsatellite markers under this quantitative trait locus in the Silesian Hypertension Study (629 individuals from 207 Polish hypertensive families) provided enhanced support for linkage of this region to blood pressure (maximal Z=3.51, P=0.0002). The fine mapping, comparative genomics, and functional prioritization identified fibroblast growth factor 1 gene (FGF1) as the positional candidate. Linkage disequilibrium mapping based on 51 single nucleotide polymorphisms spanning the locus showed n..

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